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Some of Mirabelle Studio's one-of-a-kind pieces from the artist's personal collection.

Scroll down to see the collaborative books between bookbinder Judy Lynn of Mirabelle Studio and artist, writer and editor Giselle Maya of France.



Point Defiance

wool felt rocks containing

geographic survy maps of the

Point Defiance area





80 West

accordion book with fold out road

and pop-up automobile

4.5 x 10 x .75 inches closed

4.5 x 59 inches open








12 January 2012

vellum sphere with box

5.5 x 5 x 4.75 inches





altered book with twigs and

leaves made

from book pages





Fujita Scale: Moving States

 six fan books of digital photographs

with corrugated plastic box






The Summer of '99

travel journal bound with the Japanese

side-sewn technique on four sides

6 x 6 x .75 inches






Madeleines Found

altered Proust book with paper

madeleines created from the

book's pages




Our Lady of Guadalupe

personal prayer book filled

with photocopies, fabric,

maps, mylar and wax






Shake me up, Judy

resound--To be filled with sound

cube filled with onomatopoeic words

and ball bearings

3 x 3 x 3 inches





Reflections on a


link-stitch book with digital photographs





Collaborative Books

Collaborative books between bookbinder Judy Lynn of Mirabelle studio and artist, writer and editor Giselle Maya.

These beautiful books are collections of haiku, tanka (a form of Japanese poetry), and illustrations from Giselle Maya and other contemporary poets and artists. The poems and images are printed in France, on speckled handmade papers and then bound by Judy Lynn in the United States.  Currently, the books come in two binding styles, the soft cover side-sewn and the hardcover case binding. Cover papers vary, and tend to be simple, natural papers in keeping with the minimalism and elegance of the printed words.

Giselle Maya has published fifteen volumes of collected works from Koyama Press in Saint Martin de Castillon, France where she lives. The books cover themes from “Birds & Felines” to “The Tao of Water”. The writings are in English and some titles also include translations into French, Japanese and German. Each book and subject offers a striking and unique meditation on the simple pleasures of life.

Titles from Koyama Press that are available to order:


  • Birds & Felines
  • The Tao of Water
  • Insects
  • Song of an Old Cherry Tree
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Cats
  • The four Seasons in a Village in Provence

Giselle Maya has also been published in leading haiku and tanka journals in the

United States, Canada and Australia.

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